What is the feeling on profiling with regard to security checks on public transportation and at the airports.
I have not seen it at the airports and I think the TSA goes out of it’s way to avoid it, sometimes to the point of being comical (searching old ladies and letting yound men pass).
The NYC Police Departments are now doing random searches on the subways. They said they are not using profiling techniques but have also stated they would be more effective if they did.
Is it a vioaltion of civil rights to use profiling techniques? Or is it an effective law enforcement tool to go after the most likely suspects instead of searching everyone.
The Brits just killed a guy they thought was going to set off a bomb. Dammed if you do, dammed if you don’t. The poor SOB could have had a bomb. They sure thoght he did. You can’t blame them. It’s a tough call to make when you are in the breach.
I think it sucks that this is what it has come to but I don’t see an alternative. Does anyone have one to offer that would be better?
FYI- I have used the NYC subways all my life. Haven’t been into the city for a few weeks and am wondering what it will be like next week. I am one of those guys who can afford to use a car service but the bottom line it takes forever and the subways are a lot cheaper and a hell of a lot faster, especially during the rush hours. It’s just the best way to travel. Perhaps it’s their weakness also.
Thoughts or opinions?